Veteran Rye Review: Minor Case Rye


Branded spirit by MGP

Mash bill



2 Years


90 Proof


MSRP $37, Purchase Price $36 (2022)

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Official Product Website

History – Minor Case is a Branded Spirit with MGP ingredients. “As seventh-generation distillers, we have another favorite pastime: reminiscing. In 1871, M.C. Beam began his distilling career under the supervision of his Uncle Jack Beam. By 1883, he was a partner at his own operation, where he brought his son Guy — Steve and Paul Beam’s grandfather — into the business.”

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Value – I believe this is expensive at $37.99. There are better options on the market for the same or less money.

Appearance – The rye color is dark gold, with a clean corked short neck and a medium square body. I really like the design of the bottle.

Nose – The nose begins with citrus and progresses to undertones of sherry. I am disappointed with the lack of rye spice.

Palate – The rye heat on the palate is mild to none. Caramel or butterscotch flavors round out the tongue, with hints of sherry.

Finish – The finish is smooth, with next to no spice, with traces of raisins and sweet caramel. Overall, a fair finish.

Summary – In summary, Because of the mild heat and smooth, sweet finish, this is a good choice for someone new to rye whiskey. However, I would recommend Rittenhouse Rye as a better alternative to test the waters. LB distillers try to live by Minor Case Beam’s Motto “Craft only the finest whiskey.”

“The appearance of this bottle is slicker than sh*t on a hoe handle. Hands down my favorite part of this review. An unimpressive nose and an average palate and finish are the other main aspects of my review.

Eric Watkins

Uniqueness- 1-10 – 5

Appearance- 1-10 – 8

Nose- 1-20 – 8

Palate- 1-20 – 10

Finish- 1-20 – 11

Value- 1-20 – 11


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Reviewed by:

Eric Watkins on 12/31/2022

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